The End Times Kingdom

Q. In the King James Version, Daniel 2:43 reads, “And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.”  I have read about nephilim in the Bible and also on your website, and have a three fold question.
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Inerrancy Of Scripture

Q. I have always believed the Bible is inerrant, but I’m puzzled by the apparent discrepancy between the accounts in Matthew and Luke of the healing of the centurion’s servant: did the centurion meet with Jesus or not?

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More On The Parable Of The Mustard Seed

Q. I’ve read many postings on your site and appreciate them greatly. But I’m surprised at your interpretation of the Mustard Seed Parable. There are different “birds” mentioned in the various passages of the Bible; the little birds is akin to sparrows–you will find that God uses the sparrows to indicate His care for us both in the NT and in Psalms. David writes of them finding “rest” in the courts of the temple–as he refers to the godly finding rest in the Lords Temple. I’m surprised that this common interpretation is quickly accepted, without folks discriminating between the various types of birds:  little birds and predators.

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Simon The Leper

Q. Who was Simon the leaper? Was he one of the ten men cleansed by Jesus?  If so where is it found in the bible?

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Did John The Baptist Have Doubts?

Q. John the Baptist met & knew Jesus several times: before birth, while baptizing Jesus, etc…  (besides being Jesus’ cousin) and yet John had to be assured once again after he was arrested by Herod.  What happened to make him doubt while he was in prison?

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Was Mary The Lord’s Biological Mother?

Q. Other than my wife, you have been my closest relative in the Lord.  My question is regarding the Virgin Birth of Jesus our savior.  My wife (a baby nurse practitioner) and I are trying to confirm that Jesus was placed in the womb of Mary.  We believe that the entire person of Jesus (egg and sperm; i.e. zygote) was placed in her womb by the Holy Spirit (God).  Luke 1:28-31 are the appropriate verses.
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Can The Holy Spirit Be Withdrawn?

Q. I wonder if you could clear up some confusion for me about 2Thess.2:6-8. I think most scholars believe the restrainer mentioned is the Holy Spirit.  Some say this means he will vacate the scene, so to speak, which also means the church must go with him. My question is about the vacating the scene aspect.  Isn’t the Holy Spirit omnipresent, which makes it impossible for him to vacate the scene?

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Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83

Q. In Isaiah 17, after Damascus becomes a ruinous heap, vs. 4 and on speaks of the glory of Jacob waning and the land becoming lean, etc.  Is this past or do you think Israel will once again have agricultural lack? And in Psalm 83–scholars say it is yet future.  Indeed it sure could be.  Do you think any of the ancient past wars, 1948, 1974, or 1967 would have fit that picture as well?  Or is it just future?

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Will The Great Tribulation Be Shortened?

Q. I have some questions in regard to how you think The Lord’s shortening of the Tribulation period, as stated in the Bible, will play out?  I have never read anything in the Bible directly addressing how this will occur.  I don’t believe I have even read a commentary on this question either.  Only that The Lord is a compassionate God and for the sake of mankind this period of time will be shortened.

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Is That You Lord?

Q. My sister is reading a book in which the author speaks of the angel in Revelation 8:3-7 as being Jesus.  The author also says that the prayers of the saints which are being offered with the incense upon the golden altar are the prayers of the raptured church for those ‘christians’ who missed the rapture and are now enduring the tribulation.  To settle a disagreement about these verses, my sister would like you to explain who the angel and the saints are.

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